Testing is an important component of disability accommodations and due to the impact of testing and number of requests we receive, we have established a process to ensure testing accommodations are coordinated and provided appropriately in collaboration with the MAX Testing Center.

Pre Test:

Students should provide faculty their accommodation plans to faculty and determine testing accommodations at least 5 days in advance of exams to ensure appropriate space planning and staffing are coordinated.  Late exam requests we may be unable to honor.

Faculty make the determination of where/how exams will be administered as long as appropriate accommodations are provided.

Alternatives to In-Class Exams:

  • Faculty may provide testing accommodations through Moodle.   Taking a Quiz in Moodle.
  • Faculty  may decide to provide alternative assignments instead of timed exams (take-home exams, etc)
  • Faculty may decide to have online exams proctored remotely  in the MAX Center via camera. Students will request exams in AIM, but the location may be in a student’s space.  Proctors will access students via Zoom.

Scheduling Exams in AIM:

If faculty are unable to provide testing accommodations in their class, students approved for testing accommodations can request alternative testing in the MAX Testing Center via this process through the AIM system (either in person or remotely):

Scheduling Tests in  MAX Center Through AIM

If there questions or concerns about how to access accommodated exams, please work with Disability Services or the MAX Center (Maxtesting@macalester.edu) 

Testing Processes and Policies:

Students should be aware of appropriate testing policies and procedures.

Alternative Testing Procedures for Students